In Shafter, Texas "This is our third New Year's trip in the Big Bend area of Texas. The first time I had to talk my husband into the trip. As he likes to say, 'I went kicking and screaming.' Now he wants to move to Ft Davis and have me hoeing a garden. Not going to happen."
(Shared by Linda Brannen Cunningham of Woodcreek, TX)
About the prize
Located in the heart of historic Back Bay, the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers is one of Boston's most recognized and renowned landmarks. Winner receives a two-night stay.
About the judge
John Tlumacki has been a staff photographer at the Boston Globe since 1981. There's not much he hasn't covered, including three Winter Olympics, several Super Bowls, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, for which he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. When on assignment shooting icebergs in the North Atlantic, he had the opportunity to fly an Air Force C-135. He crashed in a hot-air balloon race that took off from Foxborough when the basket hit the top of a tall pine tree off Interstate 95. He also took the last known photo of fugitive Whitey Bulger wearing a white Red Sox baseball cap. John is a graduate of Boston University, magna cum laude from the College of Communication. He resides on the South Shore with his wife, Debra.